Tag Archives: employment retaliation

Plaintiffs Face Many Pitfalls in Employment Discrimination Suits

To be blunt, employment discrimination claims are challenging lawsuits for plaintiffs to win. A recent employment discrimination lawsuit explains this point. Trial Court and the Appeal – A tale of two discrimination findings In the case, Patten v City of Ann Arbor, the plaintiff sued her former employer and supervisors for discrimination under Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen … Continue Reading

Whistleblower Protection – It Takes More than Just Blowing a Whistle

A decision released on 10/1/2015 from the Department of Labor’s administrative review board (the “Board”) highlighted employment law issues arising at the intersection of whistleblowing, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation involving telecommunication. (Stewart v. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., released 10/1/15). In the decision, the Board affirmed an administrative law judge’s ruling against Lockheed’s former employee. The ruling … Continue Reading

Documenting Employee Performance Issues and Teeth Cleaning – Not Fun, But Necessary

For many employers, investigating and documenting poor employee performance issues is about as fun as going to the dentist. But a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision illustrates the importance of both because it often becomes a critical defense against claims that the employee was disciplined or terminated for unlawful or discriminatory reasons. Worker’s Compensation … Continue Reading
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